Updated 23/11 - Original Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum - LDS SLAM / Intelligent Route / Planning App £191.03 with code @ Gearbest
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Updated 23/11 - Original Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum - LDS SLAM / Intelligent Route / Planning App £191.03 with code @ Gearbest

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Found 9th Nov
*Update 23/11: Now use code BKFDXMC to get for £191.03*


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Good reviews and includes 2.5 hours of cleaning on a single charge, can switch it on remotely via app.

Original Xiaomi Intelligent Sensors System Path Planning Smart Vacuum Cleaner

  • Xiaomi's smart home ecosystem has a new addition today! The Mi Robot Vacuum is a highly intelligent home cleaning device with 12 different sensors.
  • The Laser Distance Sensor ( LDS ) scans its surroundings 360 degree, 1800 times per second, to map out the interiors of your house.
  • The three processors track its movements in real-time, and the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping ( SLAM ) algorithm calculates the most efficient route for cleaning.
  • Using the Mi Home app, you can switch on and remotely control the robot, change cleaning modes and set schedules,
  • Additionally, a powerful Nidec brushless DC motor, a main brush with adjustable height and a 5200mAh Li-ion battery for up to 2.5 hours of cleaning


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Nice price, but waiting for the 2nd generation to drop in price, then will replace my Roomba.

mcek31 s ago

Nice price, but waiting for the 2nd generation to drop in price, then will …Nice price, but waiting for the 2nd generation to drop in price, then will replace my Roomba.


Second generation? Tell us more

PsychoSonny4 m ago

Second generation? Tell us more


Combining the functions of a Roomba and a Jet, hoover then mop.

banggood.com/Ori…=CN

And still cheaper than buying a Roomba.
Edited by: "mcek" 9th Nov

6% cashback via quidco as well 👌🏼

Still waiting for a eufy to drop in price.

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eufy or this one? which is the better one?

This one I think is better.

How does it clean corners?

stringsonfire1 m ago

How does it clean corners?

Little spinning brush on the side moves the dirt into the path from suction

How do these work in a British household with carpets, door frames,rugs,tables and chairs and more than one floor? Will it manage the door door frames and rugs etc? What about falling down the stairs when it is up there? And with only one charging point do you need to move that around so it knows where to go for a charge if it is upstairs? These sound great but I just can’t see it working properly in the types of homes we have in this country.

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chapchap1 h, 21 m ago

How do these work in a British household with carpets, door …How do these work in a British household with carpets, door frames,rugs,tables and chairs and more than one floor? Will it manage the door door frames and rugs etc? What about falling down the stairs when it is up there? And with only one charging point do you need to move that around so it knows where to go for a charge if it is upstairs? These sound great but I just can’t see it working properly in the types of homes we have in this country.

It works great, had it for 2 months now. I have a mix of laminate, carpet and tiles and it works pretty well on all. Even small carpets over laminates. Fluffy carpets over tiles get pushed around a little but that's just in the bathroom.
My charging point is downstairs. When I want to use it upstairs I carry it up. And it returns to the point I dropped it off at.
It goes between table legs and chair legs if it can fit between them.

Anyone know how to use this with Alexa

JustinScot6 m ago

It works great, had it for 2 months now. I have a mix of laminate, carpet …It works great, had it for 2 months now. I have a mix of laminate, carpet and tiles and it works pretty well on all. Even small carpets over laminates. Fluffy carpets over tiles get pushed around a little but that's just in the bathroom.My charging point is downstairs. When I want to use it upstairs I carry it up. And it returns to the point I dropped it off at. It goes between table legs and chair legs if it can fit between them.



So would you say worth the 200quid?

Is this the same one but for £182 ? If so, why by from GearBest ?

geekbuying.com/ite…tml

chapchap24 m ago

So would you say worth the 200quid?

I paid £210. Whether its worth it for me will depend on how long it lasts.

My best purchase since the dishwasher.

Beware with Gearbest. I ordered 20 days back and after constant chase they told me that order has been stuck somewhere and they will resent. Gearbest is hit and miss

swadhwani22 m ago

Beware with Gearbest. I ordered 20 days back and after constant chase they …Beware with Gearbest. I ordered 20 days back and after constant chase they told me that order has been stuck somewhere and they will resent. Gearbest is hit and miss


I don't think they're hit and miss, they're just slow. I wouldn't order anything from them if I needed it now (or within 6 weeks really), but for me they've always been reliable. But slow. Very slow.

Do not order from GearBest. 2 months on and still waiting with various excuses of parcels being reshipped but still no delivery.

Just demanded a refund and am in touch with paypal
Edited by: "manni79" 9th Nov

Now i love my gadgets,i have got wifi light bulbs,wifi sockets,wifi doorbell,but ive got to say it these robot vacuum cleaners are utter pants from what ive seen.

They recently done a test on them on gadget show and none of them did a half decent job of cleaning and what they did do over a long period of time could be done in seconds with a regular vac.

I would love nothing more than to buy one of these,but they just seem to be a proper gimmick at the moment.

chapchap34 m ago

I found this if this …I found this if this helps...https://www.reddit.com/r/homeautomation/comments/6qrw9d/tutorial_request_xiaomi_mi_robot_vacuum_alexa/

I saw that too but I can't find Mi (Asia) in my skill store.

Bought one now...thanks op.

Biggunspaul1 h, 25 m ago

Now i love my gadgets,i have got wifi light bulbs,wifi sockets,wifi …Now i love my gadgets,i have got wifi light bulbs,wifi sockets,wifi doorbell,but ive got to say it these robot vacuum cleaners are utter pants from what ive seen.They recently done a test on them on gadget show and none of them did a half decent job of cleaning and what they did do over a long period of time could be done in seconds with a regular vac.I would love nothing more than to buy one of these,but they just seem to be a proper gimmick at the moment.


Could be done in seconds with a regular vac...

With someone operating said vac though.
Surely the appeal of these is that you can set it going remotely whilst you're away from the house or programme it to operate on a schedule?

Its about non-human tech doing little and often rather than manual intervention.

For transparency i don't own one so only speaking from a hypothetical perspective.
Edited by: "FREEZIN_WOLF" 9th Nov

FREEZIN_WOLF16 m ago

Could be done in seconds with a regular vac... With someone operating said …Could be done in seconds with a regular vac... With someone operating said vac though.Surely the appeal of these is that you can set it going remotely whilst you're away from the house or programme it to operate on a schedule? Its about non-human tech doing little and often rather than manual intervention.For transparency i don't own one so only speaking from a hypothetical perspective.


Yes i understand that,but they still don't do a good job,so you still have to get a regular vac out to finish the job off yourself,so you may as well just spend a few extra seconds and do the whole job manually.

like i said,if they were as good as a regular vac but just took longer then I'd be all over one of these,but from what i have seen they take ages to do a poor job that needs to be finished off manually.

I can imagine that the only situation they may actually work as they should is if you live in a perfectly square room with no furniture whatsoever,have hard floors and have the bare minimum of mess,such as a couple of bread crumbs,and then they would have to be a good distance away from the edges of the room to get picked up.
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 9th Nov

chapchap2 h, 40 m ago

Is this the same one but for £182 ? If so, why by from GearBest …Is this the same one but for £182 ? If so, why by from GearBest ?https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Xiaomi-Mi-Robot-Vacuum-Cleaner-Robot---White-386625.html


that price excludes shipping - the cheapest option was about £50 last time it was posted, making it much more expensive that GearBest or Banggood

How are they still selling these by the boatload when people are still waiting for their orders?

After commenting on the last thread literally less than a week ago, many people were contacted by Gearbest - I wasn't one of them, but it seems they've sent out a global email advising things are delayed because it's "peak season" somewhere.

It's been a month now and still no sign of mine. Yodel tracking has been stuck on "delayed" for weeks.

Biggunspaul13 m ago

Yes i understand that,but they still don't do a good job,so you still have …Yes i understand that,but they still don't do a good job,so you still have to get a regular vac out to finish the job off yourself,so you may as well just spend a few extra seconds and do the whole job manually.like i said,if they were as good as a regular vac but just took longer then I'd be all over one of these,but from what i have seen they take ages to do a poor job that needs to be finished off manually.


I've got a cheaper robot vacuum which is nowhere as clever as this one (bump technology rather than any clever laser mapping) and I still wouldn't be without one now - it's because it's so good that I'm now tempted to upgrade to one of these instead. Our trusty old Henry vacuum only gets used once every couple of weeks or so now, instead of every other day as our robot pal keeps the place pretty spotless. I guess it's a bit like a dishwasher - they never remove 100% of dirt, 100% of the time but once you've had one it's hard to go back to doing everything by hand. This probably won't completely replace your normal hoover but it will make your live much easier - for me I'm more than happy to spend £200 to save myself half an hour hoovering each week. If you look at the previous threads for this product you'll see nothing but praise for how well it cleans.

razorwire12 m ago

I've got a cheaper robot vacuum which is nowhere as clever as this one …I've got a cheaper robot vacuum which is nowhere as clever as this one (bump technology rather than any clever laser mapping) and I still wouldn't be without one now - it's because it's so good that I'm now tempted to upgrade to one of these instead. Our trusty old Henry vacuum only gets used once every couple of weeks or so now, instead of every other day as our robot pal keeps the place pretty spotless. I guess it's a bit like a dishwasher - they never remove 100% of dirt, 100% of the time but once you've had one it's hard to go back to doing everything by hand. This probably won't completely replace your normal hoover but it will make your live much easier - for me I'm more than happy to spend £200 to save myself half an hour hoovering each week. If you look at the previous threads for this product you'll see nothing but praise for how well it cleans.


I'm glad it works for you,and i wish one would work so efficiently in our house as i do love a gadget,but with the size and layout of our house there would be no way it would be an advantage,as i think it may struggle to clean the multiple flights of stairs and I don't think it would cope very well if i wanted the inside of my car cleaning as ive not seen one that can jump on and off the seats and get open up the boot lol
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 9th Nov

are these things actually any good ?

I mean, ok if we read the reviews people think they're aweosme. But I've spoken to several roomba owners who think its pants. It cleans sure. It doesn't clean very well and you need to do regular vacuum cleaning with a powerful cleaner still.

I'd be interested in honest opinions from people who own one and aren't afraid to let others know if it's a lemon instead of reviews where people cannot admit they wasted their money and just give it 5 stars...

also id be interested to know if Roomba is actually any better than this or not. ? anyone ?

Biggunspaul1 h, 31 m ago

I'm glad it works for you,and i wish one would work so efficiently in our …I'm glad it works for you,and i wish one would work so efficiently in our house as i do love a gadget,but with the size and layout of our house there would be no way it would be an advantage,as i think it may struggle to clean the multiple flights of stairs and I don't think it would cope very well if i wanted the inside of my car cleaning as ive not seen one that can jump on and off the seats and get open up the boot lol


I’ve bought one as the many videos on YouTube make it look pretty impressive at working its way around the room. As for stairs I would use the handheld and a once every two week once over with a human controlled vacuum still saves a lot of time. Although vacuuming isn’t one of my household chores I am sure it will help.
In my house we have no pets-and never walk around inside with our shoes on,so this should help. Plus I love a bit of tech. so look forward to seeing it go about it’sbusiness.

In the past I've had a cheap£50 one from ebuyer, a £100 haier one, and a £500 Samsung one from 5 years ago which had a camera to track room layout (was free with a fridge)
This is far far better than any of them. Unlike the haier one which was my most recent, this will suck up something as heavy as a tictac.

Took a bit of faffing to get it setup, being a bloke I binned the manual and decided to figure it out myself. Big mistake! After 30 minutes of swearing I got it working by installing mi home. Set server to China, only then did it actually connect to my robot. Don't select US server. Did firmware update which took 10 minutes, and then updated the app.

On a mission to get it working with Alexa, so far nothing, unless you switch from Alexa UK.

Quite impressed with it. Took over 2 months to arrive with a threat of a chargeback, I probably would have spent the extra £80 and just bought it off eBay if I knew that.

Edit - btw this doesn't replace your main vacuum. But instead of getting the vacuum out every day, you have have this run a couple of times and then do a big vacuum once a week.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 9th Nov

We bought our from youshop when it was on sale. We have had it for 2 weeks now and am over the moon. It really does a very good job. I've setp it up to clean daily - except weekends. For the first couple of days, dust bin was constantly full so it had to be emptied after each run. On the second week, it's much less dust in a container. I'd say, now it's 30% full after each run.
Itmeasures 25 square meters of cleaning which takes around 30 minutes to clean and uses around 25% of battery. We haven't used normal vacuum since. Am planning to use it tomorrow after run, just to see how much dust I'll be able to collect with normal, much more powerful vacuum.
We have mainly laminate flooring, with 2x3m (7mm thick) rug. No problems moving onto rug. It will also goes to our conservatory which is 12mm higher than kitchen lvl. No problems either.
There is one situation i can think of it might not handle: when it finishes cleaning and returns to base. It drives much slower than when hoovering so if there's a obstacle on the way (high bump) it may not come up cos it doesn't drive that quick.
Also, it got stuck today (first time) in a corridor, between 2 school backpacks. When asked to go to base it said to remove surrounding obstacles. After moving backpacks it went back to base. Overall very pleased with it, wifes very happy. Simply, the best home purchase since dishwasher. Hopefully it will last

Something something stop being lazy and do it yourself.
Something something just hire a cleaner, they will be better.
Something something something something not 4K Cold.

thank you for posting! Can't wait to try it

Ordered on September 11th. Their farcical tracking says it's stuck somewhere in France. It's been there since September 21st

Just to give you an idea of how tragic this kind of order can get, take Alice, a Gearbest representative who got in touch on another HUKD thread asking for my order details, presumably with a view to help.
I emailed three days ago with the info requested, needlessly daring to hope that she might help. Not even an acknowledgement email received so far.

Currently waiting for PayPal to refund.

OK, subject yourself to this standard of customer service if you must, but be sure you don't need the robot cleaner before Easter.

BeckvonAar5 h, 33 m ago

Ordered on September 11th. Their farcical tracking says it's stuck …Ordered on September 11th. Their farcical tracking says it's stuck somewhere in France. It's been there since September 21stJust to give you an idea of how tragic this kind of order can get, take Alice, a Gearbest representative who got in touch on another HUKD thread asking for my order details, presumably with a view to help. I emailed three days ago with the info requested, needlessly daring to hope that she might help. Not even an acknowledgement email received so far. Currently waiting for PayPal to refund.OK, subject yourself to this standard of customer service if you must, but be sure you don't need the robot cleaner before Easter.

It's worth signing on to the full not mobile gearbest website and checking for messages from support I thought same once and seems I had just missed the message as mainly use the app.

Had mine for about a week now, it's been absolutely lovely. Normally I'm very lazy and will only vacuum when I absolutely have to but this thing goes round my 40m^2 or so in about 45 minutes, taking 25% of battery capacity and does it daily. Now I can actually walk around barefoot. That space is an apartment so all on one level, some of it's carpeted but not very thick. As for cleaning performance I'm sure it's not the best but it manages to fill it's dust bin to about 1/3rd each day, how I don't know, I can't be generating that much! The first 10 runs or so saw the dustbin be full every time.

One thing to note is that if the floor is always getting vacuumed so cleaning surfaces becomes a lot easier, you can brush them off onto the floor. Another thing is it will chew cables but dline trunking is fairly cheap at B&Q, a little under £2 per metre so it's a good excuse to set that up.
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